- Denver starts work on allowing pot in public, a first in US
Daily Oklahoman, Wednesday - 01/18/2017 - 02:47 PM
Denver is starting work on becoming the first city in the nation to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places such as coffee shops, yoga studios and art galleries. Voters narrowly approved the "social use" measure last November.
- Octavia Spencer is named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year
Associated Press, Wednesday - 01/18/2017 - 01:32 PM
Octavia Spencer, who won an Oscar and several other awards for best supporting actress in "The Help," was named Woman of the Year on Wednesday by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.
- Japan hotel chain under fire over denial of Rape of Nanking
Tampa Tribune, Wednesday - 01/18/2017 - 06:47 AM
- Indian court acquits actor Salman Khan of using illegal arms
FOXNews, Wednesday - 01/18/2017 - 04:47 AM
Top Bollywood star Salman Khan was acquitted Wednesday of the charge of using unlicensed arms while hunting for rare blackbucks in a wildlife preserve 18 years ago.
- Mexico town fears nightclub shooting means drug war has come
Kansas City Star, Tuesday - 01/17/2017 - 12:49 AM
While authorities investigate what set off a deadly shooting at an electronic music festival event, residents said it came amid a growing and increasingly open drug scene in this resort …
- Police: 5 killed in shooting at nightclub at Mexican resort
Long Island Newsday, Monday - 01/16/2017 - 07:53 AM
A Mexican police officer says a gunman has killed at least five people and wounded nine others at a nightclub in the Caribbean coast resort of Playa del Carmen
- PBS Kids round-the-clock TV, online channel launches Monday
Daily Oklahoman, Sunday - 01/15/2017 - 08:27 PM
PBS is launching a round-the-clock children's channel that will be available on member stations and digital platforms. The free PBS Kids channel starting Monday is aimed at youngsters who are 2 to 6 and their families with educational programming including "Nature Cat" and "Bob the Builder," PBS said.
- Vietnam doc makes Ken Burns, Trent Reznor partners
Daily Oklahoman, Sunday - 01/15/2017 - 03:45 PM
Ken Burns and Trent Reznor would seem two unlikely collaborators, but both describe their recent work on the upcoming PBS documentary on the Vietnam War as among the most satisfying of their careers. Reznor, the Nine Inch Nails singer and Academy Award-winning film score composer with partner Atticus Ross, made the score for the 10-part series that debuts this fall. They came into the project after Burns' production partner Lynn Novick saw the movie, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."
- 'Get Smart' actor Dick Gautier dead at 85
Daily Oklahoman, Sunday - 01/15/2017 - 03:37 PM
Actor Dick Gautier, who gained fame playing an Elvis-like singer in the Broadway musical "Bye Bye Birdie" and went on to play Hymie the Robot on TV's "Get Smart," has died.
- 'Sherlock' season finale leaks online 1 day before premiere
Long Island Newsday, Sunday - 01/15/2017 - 04:47 AM
There's a little less mystery about the season finale of the television series "Sherlock" after a Russian version of the episode leaked online.
- Ringling Bros. circus to close after 146 years
The Record (Stockton), Saturday - 01/14/2017 - 08:05 PM
ELLENTON, Fla. — After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May. The iconic American spectacle, which made many stops in Stockton over the years, leading its iconic animal parade across downtown, was felled by a variety of factors, company executives say.
- Lotter challenging Nebraska 3-judge method on death penalty
Daily Oklahoman, Saturday - 01/14/2017 - 07:48 PM
A man convicted in the murder case that inspired the 1999 movie "Boys Don't Cry" has joined a fellow death row inmate in challenging Nebraska's three-judge method for determining death sentences. Attorneys for John Lotter argue that he had a right to have jurors, not judges, weigh his fate when he was sentenced to death in 1996, the Omaha World-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2iTAHhd ).